By Frank van Steenbergen
June 25, 2015
It is scarcity that brings out the best in human beings, not the worst. While some argue that scarcity leads to competition and then to conflict, there are many examples of the opposite. There are beautiful practices from the driest desert regions.
In eastern Sudan at the eastern tip of the Sahel water is very scarce and a well is more than a blessing. When nomads pack up their camps and leave the place they have stayed for a while they fill the water troughs for whoever comes next – other nomads, wild animals, anybody.
Troughs (Photo credit: Mohamed Banaga)